Our shriveled little media hearts may be ice cold -- but our coffee is still scalding hot, thanks to this cabled coffee cozy (previously featured on Outblush). Etsy vendor KimWhiteCreations also has 'em in true blue, navy, charcoal and a whole bunch of wacky alternatives like Canadian or bride-and-groom.
Early September means more than the traditional end of summer -- it also means that very special time in a girl's life when open-toed shoes go on sale. Take, for instance, these Marc by Marc Jacobstri-color open toe pumps, which are marked down to $175 from $329 on Zappos.com. That navy and cream could be so bland if they weren't for that shock of electric ocean blue at the back. Wear 'em with long slacks in a conservative office, or flaunt your kicks with a skirt anywhere else.
This Amsterdam wool rug from Vastu (1829 14th St. N.W.) will look perfect in front of any fireplace (sigh, or ordinary radiator, whatever) this fall and winter. It's available in brown, charcoal or red, in seven sizes ranging from from 32" by 94" to 108" by 144". Prices vary accordingly, from $245 up to $1,670.